Post – GST / Problems notwithstanding, there is a bright spot in the textile sector. An uptrend is seen in the output of cotton yarn, blended and hundred per cent non-cotton yarn during the current fiscal (2018- 19). A worrying factor, however, is the decline in the production of cloth or fabric during the same period. As per the latest data, cotton yarn production rose by 5 per cent in April – October 2018-19 over the same period last year. In quantity terms, cotton yarn production increased from 2,348 mn kg to 2,468 mn kg. Blended and hundred per cent non-cotton yarn was up from 951 mn kg to 984 mn kg, bringing the total spun yarn output to 1,282 mn kg from 1,199 mn kg, a 4.6 per cent increase.